In our cycle of prayer for our community, during July 2018 we will be 
offering prayers for all working in 
 
Catherine Crescent, Downlands Close 
South Lane, Green Lane 
Lode Hill, Slab Lane 
 
Requests for particular prayers can be made by telephoning Reverend Frank Gimson 
on 01725 510326, emailing info@stlaurencedownton.co.uk or leaving a request on the prayer tree in church. 
For more information please see our Roads to God page 
What's on 
Sunday 15th July 9.45 for 10.00am 
Church for Everyone 
Saturday 22nd September 
Goose Fair 
See below and our Events Page for more details 
St Laurence Summer Fete - Thank you! 
 
Despite a damp start the summer fete was well attended. It was opened by the Cuckoo Fair Princess, and we were entertained as usual by the Downton Band with some rousing tunes, and some wonderful routines from the Forest School of Dance. Both the Downton Primary School Choir and the Community Choir gave great performances both individually and together. 
 
There was a great mixture of stalls, with some fun games for the children, and the adults had  
the opportunity to take part in a quiz about the recent Royal Wedding with the chance to win some lovely prizes.  
The Raffle was well stocked with prizes and was as popular as ever. 
 
I would like to express my grateful thanks to all the volunteers who manned the stalls and refreshment tent,  
to all those who donated goods, took time to bake cakes and other goodies and to those who agreed to look after  
the plant stall at short notice. There were so many people who worked tirelessly on the day to get  
everything ready and then dismantle it again at the end - without them the fete just could not happen. 
 
I would also like to personally thank Angela and Judy who took so much work off me this year in organising the  
advertising for the fete and arranging stall holders. We are grateful to Jeremy Parsons for looking after  
the sound system despite some damp conditions, Dave Mercer for the use of his Landrover and of course  
Roger Peach for allowing St Laurence to use his lovely garden. 
Reuben Stevens 
 
The PCC are very grateful to Reuben for all his hard work in organising the Fete this year. 
 
Ken Parsons - Churchwarden 
 
At our Annual Meeting on 15th April, after many years of devoted service, Ken Parsons stood down as Churchwarden for St Laurence Church. Ken has been our Churchwarden since 2010, and in that time has performed an exemplary service, supported always by his wife Jo. 
Ken has worked tirelessly for St Laurence, going far beyond what a Churchwarden is called to do. In particular, Ken saw us through the planning, design, construction and completion of the wonderful new facilities as the back of Church – facilities that have greatly enhanced our use of our building. 
Ken has also been a great support and encouragement to me as Team Rector, both personally and in my ministry here. 
Although he is stepping down as Churchwarden, Ken continues to give of his time and energy to the Church as a Deputy Churchwarden. 
We are all extremely grateful for all that Ken has done over these past 8 years. Thank you, Ken. 
Revd. Frank Gimson 
Team Rector 
Now that we have our new facilities, we'd like to say -  
 
Pop in for 
Coffee and Company 
 
Mondays 10.30 - 11.30 am in St Laurence Church 
 
Coffee will not be served on Bank Holidays or if there is a service in the church. 
 
St Laurence Church is now on Facebook! 
For all our latest news and events visit  
and like our page 
Together with many others in our community, 
we are looking for ways to support and  
help refugees and migrants. 
 
for suggestions of how we might do this. 
 
 
 
 
FREE MONEY for St Laurence Trinity FUNders 
Support St Laurence's Trinity FUNders every time you shop online, click the sign up button on the page Link to start fundraising for St Laurence's Trinity FUNders. 
 
Help St Laurence's Trinity FUNders raise money, just by shopping online. 
Latest total changes daily - Total as at  
27.5.18 stands at £1,018.41 
THANK YOU to all our supporters 
 
Please follow the link here to see more photos 
 
 
 
 
St Laurence Church supporting Local Charities 
Our aim with this page is to Support Local Charities by promoting their events here - Free of Charge. 
If you would like to place an advertisement on this page, and your event is within 10 miles of St Laurence Church - Downton. 
Follow this link for more details. 
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